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Ravindra Gaikwad
Member of the India Parliament
for Osmanabad
In office
May 2014 – May 2019
Preceded byPadamsinh Bajirao Patil
Succeeded byOmprakash Rajenimbalkar
Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
for Umarga
In office
2004–2009
Preceded byBasavraj Madhavrao Patil
Succeeded byDnyanraj Chougule
In office
1995–1999
Preceded byKazi Abdul Khalek A. Kadar
Succeeded byBasavraj Madhavrao Patil
Personal details
Born (1960-04-27) 27 April 1960 (age 62)
Solapur, Bombay State, India
Political partyShiv Sena
Alma materDr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University

Ravindra Vishwanath Gaikwad (born 27 April 1960)[1] is an Indian politician associated with Shiv Sena, and was a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India from 2014 to 2019 as a member of that party. He did not contest Lok Sabha elections in 2019. In 2014, he had contested from Osmanabad constituency of Maharashtra, and defeated sitting MP Padamsinha Bajirao Patil who contested from Nationalist Congress Party by 235,325 votes by obtaining 607,699 votes against 373,374.[2][3] Before 2014, he was a two time MLA from omerga constituency. He has also been the Chairman of Killari Sugar Factory. He is a director on the agriculture board committee in the Central Government of India. His son Kiran Ravindra Gaikwad lost the Zilla parishad Osmanabad election from kunhali constituency. The loss to prakash Ashte was widely discussed in media.

Controversies

Ravindra Gaikwad himself has various criminal charges against him which include voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servants from duty, criminal intimidation and rioting among others.[4][5]

On 23 March 2017, while travelling to Delhi from Pune, he was accused of hitting an Air India staff with his shoe 25 times and attempting to throw him out of the plane. This act led all of the Indian Airline companies to impose a No-Fly ban on him. He mentioned that he is not a BJP member to tolerate the scolding. Delhi police filed two criminal charges on him: one for hitting the government staff on duty and the other for taking the plane ransom without departing from the plane.[6] He has been designated as the first person to the NoFly list in India.[7][8] The incident happened when the Air India flight AI852 from Pune reached Delhi around 10.30 a.m. on March 23, 2017.[9]

Earlier, in 2014 he was in a row over trying to force-feed a Muslim caterer during the fasting month of Ramzan.[10][11]

In April 2017, Ravindra Gaikwad and his supporters were booked for unlawful assembly, misbehaviour and causing disorder at a public place following an incident in Latur, Maharashtra, where he allegedly behaved rudely with police officials, staged an agitation and shouted slogans.[12] This was in response to his inability to get money from an ATM. He expressed concerns about lack of availability of cash despite significant passage of time after demonetization. He expressed a view that it was the Union Finance Minister as well as the Maharashtra Finance Minister's responsibility to rectify the situation.[13]

Positions held

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ravindra Vishwanath Gaikwad Biography". elections.in. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. ^ "ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA, GENERAL ELECTION TO LOK SABHA TRENDS & RESULT 2014". Archived from the original on 19 May 2014.
  3. ^ "osmanabad parliamentary constituency".
  4. ^ "सिर्फ चप्पल ही नहीं चलाते शिवसेना के ये सांसद, दर्ज हैं कई मुकदमे– News18 Hindi". News18 India. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Shiv Sena MP with 8 criminal cases barred from flying". www.specttrumnews.com. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  6. ^ Phukan, Sandeep (3 March 2017). "'Hit Him 25 Times': Sena MP's Assault Has Air India Debating No-Fly List". NDTV. Retrieved 23 February 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Bawa, Parmeshwar (24 March 2017). "Not On Our Flights: Airlines Ban Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, 2 Cancel His Ticket". NDTV. Retrieved 23 February 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Haidar, Faizan (29 March 2017). "Sena MP Gaikwad books yet another ticket to Delhi, Air India cancels it too". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 23 February 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "'Forced to travel economy class', Shiv Sena MP assaults Air India staffer". The News Minute. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  10. ^ MI MARATHI (23 July 2014). "Maharashtra Sadan - Mi Marathi News". Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  11. ^ Ghose, Dipankar (4 August 2014). "Sena MPs 'force' fasting Muslim staffer to eat chapati, Maharashtra Sadan says sorry". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 February 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Ravindra Gaikwad at it again, booked for misbehaving with cops - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Now, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad Clashes With Cops Over Cashless ATMs". News18. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  14. ^ Omerga Assembly Election 1995, Maharashtra
  15. ^ Maharashtra Assembly Election Results in 2004